|The Community Safety Partnership in Oadby and Wigston is working with The Lions to roll out the ‘Message in a Bottle’ scheme across the whole of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
The partnership, which includes the police and local council, have ambitious plans to get a ‘message in a bottle’ into the home of every elderly or vulnerable person across the force area to ensure their emergency medical details can be accessed quickly by emergency responders should they be needed.
The project combines two existing schemes;
Combining the two projects means vital and useful information is kept on one form in one location making it easy for responders dealing with an emergency.
The bottles are kept in the fridge and a sticker is placed on the inside of the front door and on the fridge door. The emergency services will then locate the bottle in the fridge and use the forms inside to quickly access information about that person’s routines, medical requirements and favourite places they have visited. This ensures people are treated quickly which can save time and lives.
The Lions have provided 6000 ‘bottles’ which have been funded by Oadby and Wigston Community Safety Partnership and a local sponsor, and can be picked up for free from any police station which has a front enquiry desk across the force area.
Thanks to funding from Oadby and Wigston Community Safety Partnership match funded by a local business, The Lions the bottles can be picked up free of charge from any police station in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Local beat teams will also be distributing them to local care homes.
|Message Sent By
Hellen Jackson (Police, EMOpSS Coms Officer, Leics, Notts, Lincs, Northants)
|Rural Crime Awareness Breakfast.
Rutland Agricultural Society, Showground Way on 22nd February between 09:00 & 11:00
Please join Crimestoppers, local Police Officers, RCC Community Safety Team and a network of people who share information about crimes in rural areas, and help to reduce opportunities for crime to take place. This event is open to everyone and is free of charge.
Rutland Police would very much like to know if any village organisations or groups such as WI, Mothers Union etc., would like a visit from Rutland Police to advise on matters of interest, concern, maybe just a chat or to show you some of the latest crime prevention gizmo’s they may have on offer at Oakham.
If you would like to take advantage of this please contact
PC 2113 Pete Icke | Eastern Counties – DNO NR37 Beat
Rutland South Beat Officer
( Telephone 3302113
+ Address Oakham Police Station – Station Road, Oakham Rutland LE15 6QT